Missionary campaign to distribute 50,000 Paschal ribbons in Moscow on Holy Saturday, Bright Week

The large-scale “Paschal Ribbon” missionary campaign will begin this year on Holy Saturday and continue throughout Bright Week. As many as 50,000 satin ribbons bearing the words of St. Seraphim of Sarov, “My joy, Christ is Risen!” will be handed out, beginning when Muscovites go to have their Paschal baskets blessed throughout the day on Holy Saturday, reports patriarchia.ru. This is the fifth consecutive year of the event organized by the Commission for missions and catechesis of the Moscow Diocesan Council.

Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church holds its session

On 4 April 2017, a regular session of the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place at the Laura of the Caves in Kiev. The session was chaired by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, who informed members of the Synod about the last events of church life.

Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station

Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station
Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station
Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station
Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station

On April 4, 2017, the Office for the Dead for those who died in the terror act at the St. Petersburg metro was said at the St. Nicholas Representation Church in Sofia. The service was presided over by Archimandrite Philip (Vasiltsev), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Bulgaria.

Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council

Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council
Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council
Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council
Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council

On 4 April 2017, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church held its regular session at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Church services timetable for The Holy Week at the monastic church of Saints Constantine & Helen

From 27th March/ 9th April to 4th/17th April 2017

The time written below corresponds to the time of Greece, which coincides with the time in Israel.